Summer Sanity: Mommy Needs a Time Out! Please Give Me 5

This post is a part of Summer Sanity, a series of posts for parents to gain ideas and inspiration for how to keep their children happy, active, educated and having fun during the long summer months. This post isn’t about the children, it’s about parents! You need to stay sane this summer, it is important to your child’s happiness! Are your kids starting to get a bit rangy like mine? Summer is filled with fun, adveneture, learning and more, but let’s face it, we can all get a bit of cabin fever. Do you ever find yourself thinking, “If only … Continue reading

Sibling Rivalry – Are YOU Pulling Your Hair Out?!

I have loved listening to parenting expert Alyson Schafer ever since my daughter was wee! Alyson has some very useful tips and information for parents on a large variety of parenting topics. Being a parent is quite possibly the hardest job in the world! If someone had told me this before I got pregnant, I never would have believed them, but I am a believer now, let me tell you!Each age and stage of child growth and development comes with its own set of challenges! Recently, my parenting challenge is SIBLING RIVALRY! My children have a love/hate relationship. I am … Continue reading

A Kindergarten Visit: Who Needs More Preparation? Mom or Child

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I took him to his school this morning for a 30 minute visit to his Kindergarten classroom. He was nervous.He was shy.I was nervous.I didn’t want to let go. He told me he was going to hide behind me and hide behind me is what he did. I told him that it was his job to stay and have fun in the Kindergarten classroom and it was my job to go to the Library and to pick him up when the 30 minutes were finished. I didn’t hesitate. I gave him a big hug goodbye.I made sure he had his … Continue reading

Poor Parenting Decision {LIFE}

On Sunday, I was putting a few things away in my son’s room (he is 3.5 years old) when I got a brilliant the silliest idea I’ve ever had idea! I thought I would move his furniture around to make his room more functional for him. He has a book shelf, a train table and a bed in his room. His room is quite small with limited floor space for play. His dresser drawers don’t open properly because they are obstructed by his dresser and his dresser blocks his window and access to his bookshelf. So, I moved the train … Continue reading

Mommy’s Christmas Present This Year!

Can you guess what it is?! It came two weeks early….no I’m not pregnant, although my ovaries are hurting after seeing and hearing about all of those adorable babies that all of you have had this year and it being their first Christmas and all! Give up? My son is potty trained! He did it. All by himself. It was time. He was ready. If you want to read more about our potty training adventures, feel free! So after taking a 2 month break and going back into diapers, one day two weeks ago, he woke up and asked to … Continue reading

A #PottyTraining Update

I am just SO excited right now, I want to share this with the world! My three year old son, you know – the one who we tried to potty train for a whole month – just went #2 on the potty! This afternoon out of nowhere, right before nap of all things, he asked to wear underpants. I told him that he could but he had to go pee on the potty first. So he did. Then when he woke up from nap, he called me saying he had to go pee again. He did it again. Then about … Continue reading

The Little Looster Potty Stool

This stool was featured during our Potty Training Event this fall.Finally Diaper Free was an event all about Potty Training co-hosted by The Knit Wit. The Little Looster potty stool is such a great invention! Little Looster Potty Training Stool makes going on the Potty SO much easier! I am LOVING our Little Looster potty stool! I love how it follows the curve our our toilet allowing for comfortable foot position and making it less likely that a child will fall off of the stool. I love how it has a place on either side of it to put your … Continue reading

Beco Potty – Environmentally Friendly and Biodegradable (REVIEW)

Finally – an environmentally friendly potty for potty training kids! The BecoPotty. Beco Potty – the Environmentally Friendly Potty These amazing potties are made from waste plant material and once placed in the ground will begin biodegrading! What a genius invention! We use little potties for such a short period of time – I feel so good about what this potty is made of and how you can plant it in your garden! What a great ceremony to celebrate the “end” of the potty training period in one’s life – plant your potty in the garden! The BecoPotty has a … Continue reading

Finally Diaper Free Giveaway Winners!

Our Finally Diaper Free Potty Training Event has come to an end. Our Potty Training adventures will continue and so will our stories! Thank you to all who were a part of the great event – for sharing stories, tips, asking questions and entering giveaways! And the Winners Are….Beco Potty (Winner: Tiffany U.)Little Looster Potty Stool (Winner: Amy M.)No Cry Potty Training Solution by Elizabeth Pantly (Winner: Diana O.)Norwex Cleaning Products from @MandyNorwex (Winner: Olivia L.)Super Undies (Winner: Chris F.) If you missed the event OR if you would like to go back and read our stories, tips and more, … Continue reading

“Finally Diaper Free” Potty Training Event

This is where all posts, reviews, tips and giveaways for the “Finally Diaper Free” event will be posted! This event is co-hosted by The Knit Wit. REVIEWS and GIVEAWAYS: To change the table below to view REVIEWS or GIVEAWAYS, simply click on the link at the bottom left of the table. POSTS and TIPSPost #1 by The Knit WitMy EC Journey by The Knit WitMy Potty Training Experience Post #1 by Multi-Testing MommyPotty Training Essentials by Multi-Testing MommyGuest Post: A Mom’s Potty Training Experience by Julia WarrenderOur Journal of Potty Training Misadventures Part 1 by The Knit Wit.My Potty Training … Continue reading